Earlier this month Negat Hussain, community cook and Refugee Women of Bristol outreach worker, hosted a #BristolFoodKind webinar giving practical tips about cooking from scratch. Negat’s webinar was all about giving people the confidence to try something new and not to worry about making mistakes. Try her recipe for Alicha, an Eritrean vegetable recipe, and watch the recording of her cookery demo.

This weekend would have kicked off the ninth Get Growing Trail, when Bristol’s fruit and veg gardens and community growing projects throw open their gates to inspire more people to get growing. In our latest blog post, Alex Dunn from Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym reflects on the Trail and writes about how the organisation has had to adapt their work this year.

You may have seen the provocative posters around Bristol over recent weeks. (“Just because you’re safe indoors doesn’t mean everyone is”). This campaign starkly highlights the plight of a group of people who can’t follow ‘stay at home’ messages, because they haven’t got one. Lucy Gatward meets the people behind the Caring in Bristol campaign, Project Manager Eve Russell and Campaigns and Communications Manager Antonia Cross.

Bristol Going for Gold’s Content Coordinator Ramona Andrews meets some of the partners of the ‘What is your soul food?’ project that will celebrate and reanimate community spaces in St Pauls with artwork inspired by local residents’ cookery. The partners are working hard to get the message to diverse communities in the area during the pandemic. Food has, after all, always brought people together, even in these times where we cannot be physically close.